Groundwood Books

P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

Written by Scot Ritchie

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published August 25, 2015 | ISBN 9781554987191
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian

Cover of P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

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32 pages | 10.00 in × 8.50 in
Digital Format

About this book

P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

Scot Ritchie

It’s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P'ésk'a is excited to celebrate. His community, the Sts'ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season.

Framed as an exploration of what life was like one thousand years ago, P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts'ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years. Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.

About the Author

Scot Ritchie

Scot is an award-winning illustrator and author with more than 50 books to his credit. His books have been translated into French, Korean, Indonesian, Polish, Finnish, Arabic and Dutch. Scot has worked with the National Film Board of Canada and has had his illustrations exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada. He lives in Vancouver.

Awards and Praise
An afterword furnishes more about this ancient band's way of life, and a short glossary provides an opportunity to sample its language. . . . A good initial introduction to a lesser-known First Nations people.